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Cantona: Why Leeds Sold Me To United

We’ve recently heard Eric Cantona’s opinion on the fan he kicked and punched in United’s match against Crystal Palace, and now we get to hear his feelings on Leedscum…

“I had a bad relationship with the manager, Wilkinson,” Cantona said. “We didn’t have the same views on football. I am more like a Manchester footballer. At Leeds,  football was played the old way – I think you say kick then rush. But it was very important to play for Leeds at first because I learnt a lot with this kind of football. And we had success. However, if I don’t feel the environment is good, I don’t want to be there.”

Now for the truly Cantona-esque bit…

“It’s like with a woman: sometimes you can’t find love, sometimes you can, but  it’s still not right, you want more, you want to give, you want to receive,” he added. “I’m not sure that I would like to be with a woman who is like some of the chairmen  I met.”

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  1. sanj says:

    HAHAHA cantona never ceases to amaze.

  2. North Stand,Tier 3,Back Row says:

    Fucking quality… Long live the king!!!

  3. RedDevil says:

    He is awsome!

  4. jsos says:

    haha fuckin brilliant. :)

  5. briandeanerunningdownthewing says:

    McAllister,Strachan,Batty,Speed doesn`t remind me of kick and rush.Think he`s also forgotten his announcement to 250,000 Leeds supporters in Leeds City Centre of `i don`t know why i love you but i do`when celebrating title.Obviously his memory is as bloated as his stomach.

  6. Stephen says:

    briandeanerunningdownthewing, get over him mate, don’t worry though Peterborough away on Saturday, should be a cracker.

  7. North Stand,Tier 3,Back Row says:

    Eh briandeanerunningdownthewing (that name is too long for starters, who helped you with the spelling???) , do one there and fuck off like the sheep shagging jail bird Leeds rat that you are…

  8. Coop says:

    hes just brown nosing cos he wants to manage manuscum in the next few years ;)
    MOT bring on the posh, wheres ya scholesy gone ?

  9. briandeanerunningdownthewing says:

    `brian deane,brian deane running down the wing`
    fcuk cantona,in off the bar,brian deane,brian deane`

  10. TK 99 says:

    In cantona we trust.

  11. TonyBee says:

    I heard the reason Cantona left Leeds was that he was caught out shagging Lee Colemans missus….. anybody else heard that?
    anyway who gives a fuck why he left the scumbags, thier loss, our gain, and then some !!!

  12. TonyBee says:

    to COOP:-
    Fucking bright comment about Scholesy, you clever cunt….how do Leeds like it down in Div 1 ????

  13. tel says:

    I heard the reason Cantona left Leeds was that he was caught out shagging Lee Colemans missus….. anybody else heard that?
    anyway who gives a fuck why he left the scumbags, thier loss, our gain, and then some !!!

    lee coleman haha thats a classic

    think ya mean chapman and yeah i had heard that

  14. OTRed says:

    His interviews are always fun to read. The comparisons he gives are always strange and funny, lol

  15. BerbaVez says:


  16. virgopq says:

    Outstanding!. Freakin’ awesome!. Hail!, Le King!.

  17. james says:

    i also heard that he was shagging Leslie Ash. However, he was also allegedly shagging a few of the other wives too!!!

  18. RedTone says:

    Cantona is a clever man, he knew he could not go forward with Leeds and that ManU had the capability and fan base to become the most exciting and glamorous club in the world. He was a showman and like any good performer wanted to play on the best and brightest stage – the theatre of dreams. He was an extravert a magician – the best!

  19. Eddie from S A says:

    Cantona was the catalyst needed to turn a great club into an even greater club SAF saw this

  20. Stephen says:

    Lee Coleman!! ha ha , more like Gary Coleman!!

  21. yonas says:

    long live for you i sayed to god ever time

  22. yonas says:

    oh look berbe like cantona

  23. Kings says:

    He’s the greatest centre forward the world has ever seen.

  24. TonyBee says:

    Oh eck I always forget names me specially when they are of no account….. anyway no wonder Leslie Ash has lips like a fucking hoover…… from Eric,s hampton…hahahahahahahah….no wonder Coleman/Chapman used to batter her.
    And Coop the Elland Road tosser, Leeds brought on Posh todayand still got fucking hammered 2 zip….. Scholesy would have played better than your lot with just the one leg… you fucking muppet. Next step for Leeds …Blue Square League


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